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Controlled burns planned for Lytton area

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September 21, 2016 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – Smoke and flames may be visible from the Lytton and from Highway 1 this week and next, as B.C. Wildfire conducts three safety burns in the Lillooet Fire Zone.

The burn is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22 and next Wedneday, Sept. 28, according to a media release from B.C. Wildfire.

“The exact timing of these burns will depend on weather and site conditions. They will proceed only if fire behaviour conditions are suitable and will allow for quick smoke dissipation and low to moderate fire intensity,” the release says. “Trained wildfire crews will carefully monitor these fires and ensure that they are completely extinguished.”

The three planned burn sites are Loring Way 1, a 14.6-hectare burn that will be conducted approximately two kilometres southeast of Lytton; Loring Way 2, a 6.8-hectare 2.5 kilometres southeast of Lytton and Kumsheen High School one kilometre south of Lytton.

Classes at the school will not be disrupted.

Safety burns mimic naturally occurring ground fires that reduce the level of dead and combustible material in grassland and open forest areas.

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